Beginner Certification Class for the NC Certified Prep Class

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Date(s) - 02/15/2017 - 03/14/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Homegauge - Meeting room


2017 MBP Beginner Beekeeper Certification is a program of our NC Beekeepers’ Association. BCBC wants you to expand your knowledge of bees in order to help yourself your community and prove it by becoming “certified.”

First week is on Wednesday, the remaining classes will be on Tuesday for 5 weeks.

$40 cost includes $21 book Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees by Malcolm Sanford & Richard Bonney and all hand-outs. Pay the first night.

Students will have assignments to read the chapter that will be discussed and come with questions.

General Format: 6:30-6:50 QUIZ on previous week’s material

6:50-8:15 interactive instruction using the book chapters

8:15-8:30 QUIZ on general beginner beekeeping similar to the test

8:30-8:40 dismiss and cleanup

Week 1 February 15 (This first meeting is on a Wednesday because we don’t want to interrupt your Tuesday Valentine’s plans!)

Chapter 1 “Beginning Beekeeping”

“Seven Basic Tips for Getting Started”

“Time Commitment, What is a hobbyist, sideliner and commercial beekeeper?

Financial Considerations, Stings- reactions, how to treat”

“Legal Considerations”

Chapter 5 “Getting Equipped” Review pieces of common equipment


Bookings are closed for this event.